Children love magnets, and MagnaPhonics is the new, comprehensive phonics program that builds basic phonics skills through hands-on sorting and word building activities. Students work through a systematic sequence of step-by-step activities using the colorful magnetic tiles and any magnet board or magnetic surface.
Words on the back of colorful picture tiles allow beginning readers to easily check their own work. 54 magnetic picture tiles and 26 color-coded magnetic letter tiles focus on:
- Beginning Consonants
- Final Consonants
- Short Vowel Sounds
Each MagnaPhonics set includes 12 magnetic tile lessons (with paper assessment) that build beginning reading skills using picture and letter tiles. The lessons are a series of sequential, hands-on sorting and word-building activities: first students listen for matching sounds, then connect sounds to letters, and then move to spelling words. Level I includes 54 magnetic tiles (picture on one side; word on back) and 26 color-coded, magnetic letter tiles, covering beginning and final consonants and medial vowels. Level II includes 56 magnetic picture tiles, 36 magnetic letter tiles, covering rhyming, long vowels, consonant digraphs, final silent e, and vowel pairs ai, ea, ee, oa, oo, and ou. Additional magnetic board or surface required. ~ Ruth
Programs in this section focus primarily on teaching children to read, and may not provide comprehensive instruction in reading comprehension, spelling, writing, or other language skills. Arranged roughly by grade.